Information Technology Law Firm in Pakistan"How Rules Interact With Tools"

Information Technology Law in Pakistan

First technology law firm in Pakistan providing legal services to the technology businesses which can understand the technical legal compliance in technology industry.

Technology Law Firm in Pakistan

Technology companies such as Cloud Computing, Fintech,  E-Commerce, Hosting Service Providers and SaaS business registration and their legal compliance are the main factors in consideration by the Government of Pakistan. Information technology is a fast growing industry in Pakistan and it has a potential to expand more in future.
For the purpose of its safe extension, certain laws are required in order to secure the interest of the public and tech companies. Presently, guidelines are weak as there are no other professional legal services providers in Pakistan which bring the facts into the notice of the tech companies.
The Case Lawyer is the first law firm in Pakistan that provides legal services in information technology law. We have made technical research on available data about the regulation of different tech companies and scientifically analyzed their legal problems in. In our recommendation we divided the smooth run of online business into the following two phases:

Pre-Launching Phase

If you are planning to build an online empire, you have to consider the following;

PROTECTING YOUR FINANCES

● Company Registration Process
● Registration with government institutions
● Licensing & Permission
● Technology Contracts
● Intellectual Property

Post-Launching Phase

If you have successfully gone through the first phase, doesn’t mean you won’t face legal issues.

In order to continue your services safely, you need to consider the following:

● Data Protection and Privacy / Cyber Security
● Service Maintenance contracts
● Compliance and Governance with regulations
● Regulation of services with the state laws and policy directives
● Response to the sanctions imposed by the government
● Representation before the government
● Copyright vigilance and notices against infringements
● Taxes, Payments, Investments and Profit disputes
● Company’s internal legal disputes
● Contract up-gradation and reviews
● Litigation & Arbitration

Through our research, we find the following business models and the issues you may face.

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Premium Services Model Legal Issues

Irrespective of whether you are establishing or running SaaS or Web Applications, you must focus on the following legal works.

1. Service Level Agreement – SLA.
2. Services Subscription Agreement.
3. End-User License Agreement.
4. Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Disclaimer.
5. Vendor and Client contracts.
6. API agreements with third-parties.
7. Data Protection and Privacy law compliance.
8. Payment Gateways related issues and contracts.
9. Compliance with consumer and competition law.
10. Compliance with other governing laws and regulations.
11.Brand and Service Protection through IP.
12.Marketing and Client acquisition agreements.

Legal Issues for Third Party Sellers

If your company is providing E-commerce related services on the internet then you have to focus on;

1. Data Protection and Privacy management
2. Data transfer agreements
3. Marketplace agreements
4. Master Service agreements
5. Logistic agreements
6. Franchise agreements
7. Supplier and Seller agreements
8. Cloud computing agreements
9. Other issues as discussed above

Technology & IP

From filing application for trademark/copyright to litigation or dispute resolution, our law firm provide efficient services to the technology businesses in order to protect their interest from infringement.

E-Commerce Legal Compliance

We provide advice on e-commerce arrangements including privacy policy & terms of use, refund policy, anti-counterfeiting solutions and consumer’s rights in compliance with the E-Commerce policy framework.

Technology Outsourcing

Our IT outsourcing lawyers provide strategic advice to a range of clients and offer an end-to-end service from procurement and contract negotiation to implementation, ongoing service delivery issues, change control and disputes.

 

Internet of Things Legal Issues

The Internet of Things is an emerging online business today and as the business and its scope emerges, the companies must already be prepared to face legal issues and their solutions. Here you can seek guidance from our research.

1. License agreements
2. Technology transfer agreements
3. Sourcing agreements
4. Manufacturing agreements
5. Country specific warranties
6. Insurance contracts and claims
7. Regulation and compliance with related laws
8. Government contracts and public projects
9. Other consumer law and contracts

Legal Issues for Data Selling Businesses

We advise businesses and public sectors on all areas of data protection, privacy law and information governance. We provide prompt, accurate and focused data protection advice to both domestic and international clients.

1. Data Protection and Privacy Management
2. Data Transfer Agreements
3. Public Policy

Cloud Computing Legal Disputes

You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes.

Domain Name Legal Disputes

We offer an array of services to domain name owners which include handling a domain-related trademark disputes, domain name dispute resolution (UDRP), dealing with vendor contracts, negotiating purchases and sales of domain names, domain names cyber-squatting and disputes with registrars.

Legal Issues in Healthcare Technology

We provide legal advice to the health service providers developing apps, online tools, patient monitoring and other data services by explaining the legal and healthcare frameworks, enabling them to bring their ideas to market.

Software as a service (SaaS)

Software as a service is a method for delivering software applications over the Internet, on demand and typically on a subscription basis. With SaaS, cloud providers host and manage the software application and underlying infrastructure, and handle any maintenance, like software upgrades and security patching. Users connect to the application over the Internet, usually with a web browser on their phone, tablet, or PC.

FinTech Legal Issues

Our committed fintech lawyers offer practical legal solutions in this ever-evolving and innovative marketplace and assist our clients in navigating their legal, regulatory and commercial challenges.

Digital Currency & Blockchain

● Crypto and virtual currency focused funds
● Blockchain technology platforms
● Digital ledgers
● Token developers

Lending/Loan Tech Companies

● Marketplace lending
● Peer-to-peer lending
● Alternative underwriting platforms
● Blockchain lending technology

Stock Market

● Robo-advising
● Investment management tech
● Broker tech
● Online exchanges

Insurance Companies

● Digital insurance
● Data analytics and software for re-insurers
● Alternative insurance offerings

Mobile Payment

● Mobile wallets
● Alternative payments
● Money transmitters
● Investment Tech

Why Choose Us

Our law firm is equipped with the advanced level skills which make us expert in the following legal sectors:

1. Internet Contracts and Agreements drafting and upgradation
2. Data Protection and Privacy recommendations – Cyber Security
3. Advise on common compliance and governance
4. Assurance of safe regulation of emerging technology
5. IP surveillance and protection
6. Representation before the state institutions
7. Tech Litigation
8. Public Policy

Information technology law and legal compliance in Pakistan

IT law can be approached in different ways. The professional sees a collection of more or less fragmented legal issues having to do with technology companies. The Case Lawyer assesses a new electronic world where classic legal concepts and old models of reasoning no longer apply. Our concept can be summarised in the proposition that “how rules interact with tools”.
The main challenge of IT law has to do with improvement and better understanding.
The direction chosen has to do with a core legal issue of how the relationships between legal regulation and technical tools ought to be dealt with as they are closely interlinked.
The development of Information Technology in Pakistan tends to bring about new situations and create needs for enhancement of legal regulation and development of legal solutions. I.T. law is a fairly new field of law that deals with the issues surrounding the growth of technology, new methods and tools are constantly being developed.

With that, it is important to know the basic principles of the law and how to use them correctly to ensure the safety of your business. If you believe, as most of us do, that the Internet and I.T. have changed the world, you should also be convinced that the use of the Internet and computers has changed the practice of law as well.
The internet gives the average person the ability to practice law from anywhere. This can have both positive and negative effects on the practice of law. In addition, the Internet has given lawyers and other legal professionals the ability to practice law from anywhere.

The need for technology laws in Pakistan

In the current context of Pakistan, the introduction of IT law is a very important and hard to do task. The technicalities of IT law are quite complicated. We should not only concentrate on the technology and the laws associated with it but also the laws and regulations that should be made in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for all the users of the same technology.
The IT industry is a major contributor to Pakistan’s economy. According to the reports, the IT Sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of Pakistan contributing about 7 billion USD.

In addition, the sector is a highly vital part of the government, as many of the country’s major government departments use the Internet for their daily business. Technology evolves at a fast rate. In a relatively short span of time, we have gone from having to memorize cassette tapes to being able to listen to a song on our iPhones.
However, the regulatory landscape has not managed to keep up with the demand for new technologies with the result that many of these innovations only remain in the experimental stage, failing to find wider adoption.

Information Technology & Legal Issues

On the one hand, technology is advancing rapidly, and the internet is making electronic transactions easier, faster, and more secure. But, on the other hand, new technologies come with new security risks and legal issues. The law and legal issues that arise from the use of information technology are also profoundly changing the way in which people conduct business, communicate with each other, and more.
As time, technology changes; and so it has communication and legal issues. The law has to keep up with the changes. A lot of people are asking for changes in the laws related to the digital and IT era. Information technology impacts almost every aspect of our modern existence.
Without the machine, our lives would be even more complicated, and our environment would be even more distorted than it is today. Information technology is not an invention of the past few years, but it’s a technology that has been around for about four decades.

Development of technology laws in Pakistan

IT law is often referred to as “the law of the Internet”. Nonetheless, it still operates under the “general law” of the land. This term refers to a person who is subject to the “laws” imposed by the state. Pakistan is famous for being behind the curve in many fields of technology. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority set up in 1996 to oversee the telecom industry, is still in its infancy.
Despite having the potential to overtake India, the telecom industry in Pakistan is not in a position to evolve rapidly. Pakistan is an emerging economy with an active IT scene. The country is home to more than 250,000 IT professionals according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). The IT industry in Pakistan has made significant strides in the past few years and has grown to become a $7.8 billion dollar industry, with an estimated growth rate of 18% over the next three years.

The sector is expected to grow even faster, with the government preparing the necessary regulatory framework to accommodate the IT industry. A new Personal Data Protection bill has been drafted to allow the government to control and regulate the data protection and privacy issues for tech companies.
The Bill would be a more forceful tool for the government to use to regulate information technology companies to secure the data. Currently, the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) is not in the position to enforce or regulate information technology, as the government does not have sufficient resources.

Legal Requirements for Information Technology Businesses

A law cannot be effective unless it is enforced. Obligations to supply IT services to the public arise from a number of sources.
From the need to ensure the integrity of the service the provider provides, to requirements to meet obligations to the state when providing the service, to the need to ensure the provider does not exploit other people’s data. Since the dawn of technology, IT departments have been required to be proactive in protecting their consumers from hacking, phishing, and identity theft.
Part of this security effort includes robust training and awareness of legal requirements that govern the use of technology. Unfortunately, this hasn’t always been the case, with many companies turning a blind eye to legal liability.

We know of several cases where companies were fined tens of thousands of dollars—and in one instance, $11.5 million—for failing to report a security breach. In the past few years, Pakistan has witnessed some very serious security related incidents over the internet that have affected its national security. These incidents have also been widely reported in the media, and the topic has received substantial attention. In order to address the issue smartly, it is necessary to have an information technology law in Pakistan.

Detailed Explanation Of Why We Need An IT Law In Pakistan

There is a lot of misinformation or misunderstanding about IT in Pakistan but we think that the IT law is one of the most important laws of the country because it will help to create more opportunities as well as safe transactions for the people in the country.
The government of Pakistan is currently working on the IT law which will be helpful for the consumers and the I.T companies operating in Pakistan. We want to educate the people and companies about the importance of this law.
We also want to bring the law on the internet for the people of Pakistan. Many people think that it is legal to use pirated software. Some think that it is allowed to copy a CD and save it on a computer hard drive. Some think that it is legal to download software from the internet. And some think that it is okay to copy a DVD and save it on a computer hard drive.
Therefore, this article is to discuss the legality of the various types of IT in Pakistan and to put out a comprehensive list of the IT Laws in Pakistan. As a person who is the first part of the Pakistani society, I believe that the IT law in Pakistan is necessary.
I believe that the proper IT law should be implemented in Pakistan. The reason behind this is that as a business person, you will need IT law. IT law is there at the moment but it is not applicable to the citizens.

If IT law is not applicable to the citizens, there are different laws which need to be applied to different people. For example, if an individual is manufacturing or selling medicines, he or she must have a license before selling and same it comes to the IT law. That is why I feel that IT law is also necessary in Pakistan. ‘If you want to know what the key elements of an IT law in Pakistan are, and how we can get it, you should contact us.’

Compliance with the information technology law

The federal government issued several notifications that created a new framework for the Technology companies, which requires all companies to comply with certain standards in regards to information technology.
The IT law is important for three major reasons:
It ensures that companies do not have any form of unfair advantage by using certain kinds of technology, which will likely be used to spy on their consumer’s activities.
It ensures the safe transactions and protection of personal and critical data of the consumers. Moreover, it will help with national security, too—a government official said that this particular law will help the government prevent terrorism and other crimes.

Hiring an I.T. Law Firm

In order to understand what an IT Law firm needs in order to operate successfully, one must first understand a little bit about the industry and the role of the IT Law firm.
Hiring of IT Law firms is usually one of the first steps taken by companies when they find that they need to hire a lawyer to handle a situation. In today’s world, companies are dependent on technology in order to operate, which means that the IT Law firm is often the first option explored if a company needs legal representation.

Lawyer for information technology companies

It’s a challenge to research and analyze what lawyers have to say about information technology, but we’re up to the task at hand. We have been in the IT industry for the last 5 years, in the legal field for the last 7 years, and we have a comprehensive understanding of the legal side of IT.

Expertise in I.T. Law

With New Technology emerging like a mushroom in every decade, technological development is bound to lead to new emerging issues. As individuals, we are bound to misuse technology in various ways. These are mostly resulting in a lot of problems in the society. I.T. Law is a novel area of law which provides users of technology with legal remedies against the negligent use of technology by another.
Today, the law has become an important part of the society, if not the most important one. The law is a tool of the legal system which rules the society. There are various ways that an organization can acquire technology, such as by buying it outright, or by using it as a service. Since the advent of cloud computing, IT departments have been licensing more and more software. The complexities of software licensing are a useful example of the need for IT professionals to have knowledge of the law, even in Pakistan.

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